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Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

Virginia McKenna , Paul Scofield , Lewis Gilbert  |  NR |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey, Alain Saury
  • Directors: Lewis Gilbert
  • Writers: Lewis Gilbert, Leo Marks, R.J. Minney, Vernon Harris
  • Producers: Daniel M. Angel, Earl St. John, Hugh Perceval
  • Format: Black & White, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: United Artists
  • DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014BJ1BI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,098 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Carve Her Name with Pride" on IMDb

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System Requirements:Running Time: 119 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA/CLASSICS Rating: NR UPC: 883904106395 Manufacturer No: M110639

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Virginia McKenna in the performance of her career June 26, 2006
Format:VHS Tape
Virginia McKenna ("A Town Like Alice", "Born Free") gives the performance of her career in CARVE HER NAME WITH PRIDE, a spellbinding and dramatic true-life account of one woman's heroic actions during the darkest days of World War II.

Young English widow Violette Szabo (McKenna) enlists to train as a British spy and in her efforts to organise a resistance network in occupied France, is taken prisoner by the Nazis. Szabo's story of courage and conviction is beautifully portrayed in this heartbreaking movie. With Paul Scofield, Jack Warner, Denise Grey, Sydney Tafler, Billie Whitelaw, Anne Leon and Nicole Stephane.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Opportunity to become extraordinary December 1, 2008
Format:DVD
A recent vacation on Jersey, observing their history of 5 years of German occupation in the 1940s and their monuments to independence, prompted me to purchase this movie. It reminded me that difficult times grant us opportunity to become extraordinary. It is a story of courage, of wanting life and love and sacrifice to mean something. Yes the film was made a long time ago before snappy technology. The story is the story and worth seeing.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wrong casting March 16, 2008
Format:DVD
The casting information for Carve Her Name With Pride is totally wrong. Michael Caine was never in this film. The lead goes to Virginia McKenna and she is brilliant in this. I will be waiting to add this to my collection along with A Town Like Alice, another great J. Arthur Rank production.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carve Her Name With Pride July 15, 2012
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This was an amazing story. "Carve Her Name With Pride" stars Virginia McKenna as Violette Szabo. Violette is the only daughter to her English father and French mother who married after meeting in World War I. She is the mother of a daughter and the widow of a French soldier killed in North Africa. Since she is fluent in French, she is recruited by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE)to become a spy. She agrees to the hush hush duty telling her parents that she is just driving trucks from point A to point B. While undergoing training, she makes the acquaintance of another SOE candidate played by Paul Scofield. The two kindle a relationship and are eventually partnered in a clandestine mission to France which they successfully complete. Prior to leaving on the mission she gets in a minor tiff with her father and she leaves the room abruptly. In the process, something drops from her purse. Dad notices it and picks it up. It's an English Army Parachutist Badge. Dad quickly realizes that his daughter is doing something much more hazzardous then ferrying trucks around. He returns the badge to her and promises not to say anything. On a second mission just prior to the D-Day invasions at Normandy things go horribly wrong. THIS IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY. Violette Szabo was a remarkably corageous woman. Virginia McKenna was nominated for a second BAFTA Award for Best Actress. She had won the previous year for her portrayal of Jean Paget in "A Town Like Alice."
If you are a World War II history buff and want to learn something about a frequently forgotten aspect of the war, you will love this movie. Also, if you are a fan of Virginia McKenna, which I am, you won't want to let this one get away from you. It's a very suspensful film based on someone who lived the experience.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific portrayal July 9, 2011
By Jeff M
Format:DVD
Carve was clearly written to appeal to women viewers too so they spend a lot of time on the love story. But the action scenes are terrific too. Studying Szabo and other hero's of SOE is so inspiring. If you have not, join Netflix. Their finding tools for films like this are far superior to Amazon, I have at least a dozen related films in my instant queue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant heroine & performance, esp at the end June 25, 2011
Format:DVD
The only criticism I have is that the first part is too long; I was more interested in learning about her experiences in France and afterwards. Some of the comments here are so snarky I'm thinking these folks either didn't watch the film at all, or did not stay with it. It is a delicate, nuanced performance esp in the lasst 20 minutes; this is a heroine we should all know & care about: McKenna helped in that regard.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Carve Her Name with Pride February 9, 2009
Format:DVD
I first saw this film in the late nineteen fifties and was very impressed, and seeing it again recently, compliments of Amazon.com, I was equally impressed again. Virginia McKenna plays the part of Violette Szabo beautifully, reminding us all again of the horrors of Nazism.
Truly, we should not allow ourselves to forget what the "scourge of the swastika" was all about and this film goes a long way to help us remember.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The History of a Heroine July 1, 2011
Format:VHS Tape
Carve Her Name With Pride, 1958 film

This movie is based on the book of the same title, a history of Violette Szabo. She volunteered for the Special Operations Executive that aided the French Resistance against Nazi Germany. Her father was British, her mother was French, and Violette spoke both languages. She worked as a saleslady in a department store, and met a soldier of the Free French. They married. Her husband died in the Battle of El Alamein. Violette was invited to join the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry to work in the war effort.

She joined the SOE to gather information and aid the French Resistance (sabotage the railroads). Unfortunately, she and her friends were attacked by the German Army. Violette resisted until her Sten gun ran out of bullets. She was captured, interrogated, tortured, and eventually sent to Ravensbruck, the German prison camp for women. She and others were executed there in 1944. Violette Szabo was awarded the George Cross posthumously and other military honors. This movie is based on the book of her life and action in Occupied France. Movies are entertainment not history, so don't complain about some details in this story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems like Much was left out
Although we enjoyed this movie, it seemed like it ended in a hurry. Also, there seemed to be gaps in the story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tretre3
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring movie!
Inspiring movie! Riveting performance by Virginia McKenna; entire cast excellent!
The story moves quickly - memorable ending leaves an impact.
Published 4 months ago by annette lee
4.0 out of 5 stars True story
I first heard of her in a book I read called women wartime spies. The movie follows her story pretty accurately. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jackie Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid movie about a real hero
This is worth watching if you have any interest in women doing hazardous careers during wars. You will see what commitment and bravery really are.
Published 6 months ago by Michael1951
5.0 out of 5 stars Any true story of war must be sad
I like this movie because it closely adheres to the true story of a young women who decided that her country's need outweighed her safety and family. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mary
1.0 out of 5 stars Carve her name with pride
Old school pix. Terrible plot. Badly acted. I would not recommend to anyone. I guess it is supposed to portray a real world story but it was poorly written and portrayed
Published 6 months ago by David
3.0 out of 5 stars Suicide mission
As well intentioned Ms. Svabo was, I have to comment here against the mainstream of reviews. From the very beginning when our heroine was called in to serve as an agent, I had a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by farnorthgirl
3.0 out of 5 stars Powerful subject but movie doesn't live up
This was a sad strange film but the subject was a real life hero a British agent who was captured and put into a Nazi concentration camp. Read more
Published 7 months ago by mosnow
5.0 out of 5 stars touching love story during war time
The characters in the story are amazing as they take you through a journey filled with dealth, fear, dedication to your country, and hearts filled with hope and love.
Published 12 months ago by DebbieT
4.0 out of 5 stars Courage is Her Name
Virginia McKenna stars in the gripping true story of resistance fighter Violet Szabo who is recruited after her first husband is killed in the early stages of WW2. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Charles Lempriere
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